Interior Castle (Dover Thrift Editions)

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Interior Castle (Dover Thrift Editions) Author St. Teresa of Avila
ISBN-10 0486461459
ISBN-13 9780486461458
Year 2007-12-28
Pages 176
Language English
Publisher Dover Publications
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While I was beseeching Our Lord today I began to think of the soul as if it were a castle made of a single diamond or of very clear crystal in which there are many rooms just as in Heaven there are many mansions St Teresa of AvilaA masterpiece of spiritual literature this sixteenth century work was inspired by a mystical vision that came upon the revered St Teresa of Avila one of the most gifted and beloved religious figures in history St Teresa s vision was of a luminous crystal castle composed of seven chambers or mansions each representing a different stage in the development of the soul In her most important and widely read book St Teresa describes how upon entering the castle through prayer and meditation the human spirit experiences humility detachment suffering and ultimately self knowledge as it roams from room to room As the soul progresses further toward the center of the castle it comes closer to achieving ineffable and perfect peace and finally a divine communion with God A set of rare and beautifulteachings for people of all faiths desirous of divine guidance this meticulousmodern translation by E Allison Peers breathes contemporary life into a religious classic

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